Dear CDF teams,
It is the third week of March and (perhaps) Spring has finally arrived! This month, we’re highlighting the work from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia:
“Through a series of facilitated, collaborative discussions, Wesleyan College’s new Lane Center for Social and Racial Equity and our Community Partner, the Tubman Museum, are working with community members and regional leaders in the arts, business, government, and education to identify areas in need of racial reparative justice.
By hosting listening circles to capture Macon’s collective story, Wesleyan’s community discussions have been focused on making hidden histories of racial dynamics visible through public art and shared oral histories, sharing anti-racist practices with local educators and government policy makers, and creating a broader vision of what racial reparations could mean for Middle Georgia.
As we continue through the grant period, approaches to help other institutions host similar community-based collaborative discussions on racial reparations will be recorded in a professional discussion guide by our partner organization, the Interactivity Foundation, a non-profit that provides strategies for creating social change through collaborative discussion models that support equitable civic engagement.”